Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Macro Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Focus Distance Limiter
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|8 Diaphragm Blades
| High Max Magnification ratio of 1x
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Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM has a maximum diameter of 79mm and total length of 119mm. It weighs 600g / 21.2 oz.
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM has a filter thread of 58mm.
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM has a fixed focal length of 100mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 160mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 1x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.31m.
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM's optical formula consists of 12 elements in 8 groups .
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM doesn't come with a lens hood but there is an optional lens hood with a part code of ET-67 that you can order separately.
Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM
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